We have crossed the state line to a "new normal" of so-called governance. This new system is forcing people to decide...
Agile, independent, self-sufficient... only taking fights on their own terms, and only when the odds favor them.. refusing to play their opponents games or fall into their traps. Unassailable, yet powerfully capable of assailing enemies. Profoundly competent, yet understated and unpretentious. Just, honest, genuine, courageous and magnanimous, yet capable of being ruthless when the situation warranted. To my mind, these are the hallmarks of the 'True Scythian', that most ancient root of the Indo-European people that proceeded to branch out across the known world and subsequently become known as an endless variety of peoples and nations over time.
I've purposefully used the oldest and most broad definition of 'Scythian' throughout this video, that mentioned at 4:00, lumping many of their obvious direct outgrowths into the umbrella term. The more I dig, the more the dividing lines between peoples fall away, and the more its possible to understand the central spoke of the wheel of the 'PIE' (Proto-Indo-European) people, and the 'True' Scythians are very representative of this seed from which so much would later grow.
Think of history in the manner of waves radiating outwards (and back inwards) from a central point around the black sea, and firm caste structures developed in its wake, and history immediately begins to make a great deal more sense.
There's still a great deal I'm not saying, and haven't yet touched upon, especially with regards to Scythian 'origins', and I hope you'll all be a bit patient in this regard. As I mentioned before, picture this series as an attempt at a spiral towards truth, each rotation drawing a bit nearer, the totality of context a bit clearer, and further building the contextual puzzle.
Apologies for not giving details to support each minor point. I'm trying to cover such a broad swathe of time and events that these videos would be 10+ hours long were I to delve into the specifics and supporting evidence, but I try to only to give voice to what I can be relatively certain is true. (It'll add a bit of time/effort to the equation, but in the future I think I'll cite lists of sources used)
Many others do the piecemeal analysis of details and specifics, I'm taking this path because I feel there's both a need and appetite for it, but I strongly encourage others to do their own research... and in fact this is probably the foremost goal of my creating these videos. I *very* much want to launch other intensive research journeys.
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(One of the more interesting information sources regarding the Spartan/Scythian connection: http://herodot.glossa.dk/analog.html)
((A valid point some have made: I could've placed a bit more stress on the Scythian genetic and cultural connection to many modern Russians and Ukrainians.. emphasis on *many*, and not *all*, as these two nations have become very mixed bags with regards to genetic inheritance, but there still exist individuals and communities which, in my estimation, are very much direct in descent from the Scyth 'root'))
Lastly, we have an active and extremely productive, insightful, fruitful and worthwhile historical research group/discussion going on, at www.riot.im. If you'd like to take part, sign up on riot.im, and send the email address you used to HRCP@protonmail.com
(HRCP = Historical Research Collaboration Project)
Thanks again, to everyone, for the support.. in all senses of that word.